Best Pickled Eggs Recipe [VIDEO]

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet
5 from 5 reviews

Appetizers Easter Recipes Snacks

Cook time Cook time: 5 minutes

Pickled Eggs are an appetizing and mouth-watering, ready-to-serve snack made from hard-boiled eggs preserved in vinegar and brine. Watch the short recipe video tutorial below and learn how to make this easy and delicious meal!

This is another great addition to our collection of snacks and appetizers like the Best Deviled EggsVegan Roasted Eggplant Spread, or Deviled Eggs Dip with Chives and Paprika.

Homemade Pickled Eggs

This Pickled Eggs Recipe is simple to prepare for something so versatile. This dish owes to the fact that it is a combination of sweet, salty, and sour. I like that you can prepare it once and can be preserved and stored in a jar for several months. This makes it very handy and convenient for surprise guests or just to have some healthy snacks ready to serve.

You can serve them in many ways. We like to enjoy them as a sandwich filling, or on a salad, and sometimes with some veggies such as roasted asparagus. However, you can serve them with several variations according to your taste and be creative with it! Also, this dish can be made with jalapeños for a spicier kick or made as to the old-fashioned way with beets.

It is also convenient because it can be made with leftover eggs such as from Easter. If you run out of options of what to do with them, this is the perfect recipe to utilize some! Simply follow this recipe, and they will be preserved in vinegar for months to come!

How to make pickled eggs?

This is a very easy and simple recipe to follow. You basically hard boil your eggs, peel the shell off, and marinate in a vinegar, salt, and spices mixture. Then, place them in a jar with the marinated liquid, and refrigerate for weeks or months to come.

What we like about this recipe is how versatile it can be. You can throw other ingredients or favorite spices into it and adjust according to your taste.

How long do pickled eggs last?

Their main purpose of what to be preserved for a long period of time. Therefore, they will last a long time, assuming you will have any left to eat! If properly stored, they will last for about 3-4 months. Keep in mind that they need not be canned in a jar with a tight lid.

How to make pickled eggs with beets?

Making this recipe with beets is quite delicious. Actually, it is one of our favorite ways to enjoy them.  To prepare this delectable dish you will need the following:

  • Eggs, hardboiled and peeled
  • Can of beets in liquid (separated)
  • 3/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of black pepper

Place eggs and beets in a mason jar or glass container. Set aside.

In a saucepan, combine the vinegar, sugar, beet juice, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil, then lower heat and simmer for about 5 mins. Pour over the eggs and beets, cover, and refrigerate. Wait for 48 hours and it is ready to use.

What do pickled eggs taste like?

They are wonderful and have a tangy combination of sweet, sour, and salty. This is what makes it so versatile and can be served in many ways.

How to make spicy pickled eggs?

To make a spicy version of them, follow the same steps above, and simply add some spices to it. You can use red chilli pepper flakes or some jalapeño slices. Adjust the spiciness based on your preference, and simply add it to the jar liquid.

Pickled Eggs Recipe Tips

  • We like using BPA free jar for storing them.
  • To make it easy to peel the eggs, you can mix a teaspoon of vinegar with the water you are boiling the eggs in.
  • Another way for easy peeling is once they are boiled, place them immediately under iced or cold water for a few minutes. This way, they will peel off very easily.
  • To preserve them better, ensure to keep them refrigerated at all times. This way you will have a delicious snack whenever you crave it for several months.
  • Also, do not leave them out at room temperature for more than 2 hours.

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Best Pickled Eggs Recipe

Pickled Eggs are an appetizing and mouth-watering, ready-to-serve snack made from hard-boiled eggs preserved in vinegar and brine.

Author: Catalina Castravet Serves: 6 eggs
Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 5 minutes Total time: 15 mins


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Nutrition information

Calories: 221 Carbohydrates: 34 Protein: 6 Fat: 6 Saturated Fat: 1 Cholesterol: 186 Sodium: 63 Potassium: 84 Sugar: 33 Vitamin A: 260 Calcium: 27 Iron: 0.6
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I have never actually had pickled eggs before. I like the idea of using beet juice to give them a bright color. This sounds very interesting!


Ruth I

I honestly didn't know that you can pickle eggs! I've got to give this a try. Yum!



I have never tried pickled eggs before but these look yummy! I may need to try these!


Jona Shares

Not a fan of pickles but let see if I could make this one. I hope I could make it successfully and might be the start of making more.



Cannot wait to make this at home! Thank you for sharing this recipe.


Shirley L

The recipe lists six cloves of garlic but I don't see them in the instructions but I do see they mention onions. So I am confused, which is it? Thank you.


It says "Place eggs and the rest of the ingredients in a 2-qt. glass jar.".



I see that all the recipes call for a 2 qt jar with only 6 eggs. Is it supposed to be a 1 qt jar? When I used the 2 qt it only took up 1/2 of the jar.


yes, please use 1qt jar. I will update the instructions.



Thank you for sharing the many variations we can use in this recipe. PLEASE update it to include the importance of keeping the processed eggs refrigerated to avoid botulism.



I made the pickled eggs with the beets. It was incredible. Even my kids love them. (After they got past the smell of the juice cooking.) I let ours refrigerate for about 6 weeks. My first try at this and it was a huge success. Thank ya!


Hi Angy, thank you for the feedback, I am very happy you loved the recipe.



I want to make something that I can seal in a regular canning process. Something that will have a long storage life. Can I use these recipes in a 15 minute water bath and leave them on the shelve for a long time?


This will not stay for too long, better to be consumed within a few weeks.


Shelley A Miller

in the instructions you mentioned canning them what is the process for this??


Michael Shoemaker

I want to make a gal. Jar of pickled eggs but all I see are quart recipes. How much salt and vinegar do you add to gal. Jar.


Hi sorry, never made this recipe in a gallon, I would regret to give you wrong instructions.



I use 1/4 cup sugar per dozen eggs. It works perfectly. A whole cup of sugar is not necessary.


Barbara LaBorde

I need a recipe strictly for SWEET pickled QUAIL eggs. Not with beets or apple cider vinegar. Can you help. Meanwhile I'll use my sweet pickle recipe



In your pickled egg recipe, when do you add the garlic cloves? It didn't state. Thank you


it says in step #2.


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